Monday, April 22, 2013

Happy Earth day!

Today we are celebrating  Earth day! which  celebrated in over 192 countries and more that 1 billion people are participating! Do you know Earth day is celebrated since 1970?

Across the globe, individuals, communities, organizations, and governments acknowledge the amazing planet we call home and take action to protect it.

As designers we are part of the product creation machine and  we can be part of the problem or part of the solution. Being part of the solution is designing with consciousness, and with sensitivity towards our planet.

Here are some small actions we can take as a designers and artist to minimize the impact of our work in our beautiful world:

  • Reuse! Reusing materials, paper carton, paint and plastic and incorporating it to our work can be a way to give second life to resources that pollutes.

  • Think before printing! We tend to make trials and little prints of everything, is that really needed? why not to be kind with the trees and the forest and  really print what is necessary?

  • Do not discharge acrylics or oil based paintings in the zinc, instead use those left others to create an additional piece and try to prepare only the amount that you will need. You also will save the water !

  • Donate materials, fabrics, buttons, paper to organizations that create based on recycling materials, you will be surprise the wonders people can do with a little of the material that is not wanted in your studio. 

  • Plant  and surround yourself and others with flowers and plants, take care of them and share them, a design studio have way more life with a green friend as a company!

  • Enjoy the planet ! if having a lack of inspiration just enjoy a walk outside, sketch from nature, flowers and plants, they are a wonderful  source of inspiration for designers, we definitely need to keep it for as long as we can!

Do you want to learn more? Visit the website of Earth day Network

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Monday, April 15, 2013

Hello spring!

Hello! I am getting back into speed and there is steam in the studio since I am  finalizing designs for Surtex
that will be exhibited in NY in May trough my agent.

In the past weeks I went for a lovely and sunny holidays to my beloved Mexico. It has great time that I shared with friend and family and I must confess that although I brought my sketchbook and lots of pencils and pens I did absolutely nothing! and to be honest was also refreshing; previous to the holidays I had to much to do that I needed a mental break, and in all honesty was great. I feel with more and renewed energy to play with designs now that I am back at the studio.

In April 6th we celebrated our second anniversary! It has been a great adventure and we hope for many years to come. 
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Also I had the great opportunity to speak in amazing university Universidad Iberoamericana about my professional career, was fantastic to return after so many years since I picked my official title as Graphic designer.

Conference was great, I appreciate that despite was the delivery of final semester projects students and teachers attended to hear my history and experiences, it was fantastic to hear I am making my teachers and my school proud.

Sadly I didn't ask anyone to make pictures, so there is not  visuals to share, but I practice something that at home we call"mental pictures" which honestly are the ones that last forever.

Happy Monday!